Partial Muscle Removal
Partial calf resection, meaning the partial removal of bulky calf muscles, is perfect for patients looking to reduce the size of their calves. Our doctors have perfected this technique, giving them the ability to naturally contour and shape the calves into a slender, attractive appearance. In addition to reshaping the calves, partial calf resection has been shown to help correct leg bowing, a condition in which the leg curves outward like an archer's bow. If you are suffering from bulky, overlarge calves, please call us today to find out more.
Partial Calf Resection Overview
The calf is broken down into three main muscles: the lateral gastrocnemius, the medial gastrocnemius, and the soleus.
The two gastrocnemius muscles are the visible sources of bulk and definition in the calf. Partial calf resection primarily addresses the medial, or inner part of the gastrocnemius muscle. If necessary, our doctors can address the lateral gastrocnemius and the soleus as well. Overall, partial calf removal allows for precise sculpting of the calf muscle, giving you the results you've been looking for.
At the Calf Reduction Center, we understand that calf reduction surgery is a big decision. That's why we have made it our responsibility to completely educate patients before they make a decision. This is done during an initial consultation, at which time all your questions are answered and concerns are addressed. Additionally, our doctors use this time to perform an examination and make professional recommendations. At the end, you will have all the data necessary to make an informed decision.
Leg Reduction Surgery
Partial calf resection begins with an incision. It is made behind the knee where it will be well hidden following the surgery. It is typically about 2 centimeters in length, but may be more depending on the situation. This is one aspect of the surgery that will be thoroughly reviewed with your doctor beforehand.
Remarkably, our doctors can perform the entire procedure through this small incision. With their expertise, they can completely control how much muscle is removed. With an artistic eye, they will sculpt your calf into a pleasing, more slender shape while preserving the function of the muscle.
Partial calf removal is performed under general anesthetic. It typically takes 2-3 hours. It is an outpatient procedure, and patients can usually go home the day of their surgery.
The advantages of partial calf resection
Because there are several approaches to calf reduction, it is important for patients to understand the advantages of each. During your initial consultation, your doctor will thoroughly review each technique, as well as make a recommendation for which will suit you best. Until that time, we've included some advantages of partial calf resection for you to consider:
- Highly predictable outcome
- Significant reduction in calf circumference (up to 7 centimeters)
- Safe, with no risk of vessel or nerve damage
- Effectively reshapes calf muscle
- No recurrence of bulky calves
Why the Calf Reduction Center?
Calf reduction at the Calf Reduction Center offers several advantages. Primarily, the fact that our Medical Director, Dr. Perry Liu, is among the first board certified plastic surgeons to bring the cutting edge Asian techniques of calf reduction to America. His patients regularly report total satisfaction following surgery, calling him the best, most caring calf reduction surgeon in Los Angeles. If you wish to find out more about leg reduction surgery at the Calf Reduction Center, please call our offices today and we will be happy to help.